Technical Writer- Remote



Marketing & Communications, IT
United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

About ClickHouse

We are the company behind the popular open-source, high performance columnar OLAP database management system for real-time analytics. ClickHouse works 100-1000x faster than traditional approaches. By offering a true column-based DBMS, it allows for systems to generate reports from petabytes of raw data with sub-second latencies. With an amazing community already adopting our open-source technology, we are now embracing our journey in delivering Cloud first solutions to delight our customers.

With top adopters such as Uber, Cisco, and eBay - not only do our products work at lightning speed, so do we.

We are an open and collaborative company. Our colleagues are curious, engaged and excited about what they do. If you want to work in an environment where you can learn, grow, be an agent of change and have your voice heard - then please read on!

We’re hiring our very first technical writer to join our documentation team! Our documentation serves as the initial point of contact for developers learning about ClickHouse. Given the fiercely competitive landscape of real-time analytical databases and their alternatives, it is imperative that our ClickHouse documentation sets the standard for excellence. We are actively seeking a talented technical writer who is deeply passionate about crafting exceptional developer experiences and producing top-tier documentation.

What will you do?

  • Partner with engineering and product teams on how to best convey ClickHouse’s features in a clear, concise, but comprehensive manner catering to developers with diverse experience levels in ClickHouse and other databases.
  • Write documentation and guides for new features launched by engineering and product teams.
  • Proactively engage with the GitHub community to address and resolve any issues pertaining to documentation. This can include: attentively responding to requests for enhancements, such as adding clarity, rectifying errata, and incorporating any other necessary improvements.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the team by consistently refining and optimizing our processes and style guides. Additionally, actively collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive collective efforts aimed at enhancing our overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Create scripts and automation to keep documentation up-to-date.

What you bring:

  • Previous demonstrated skills such as published technical content, documentation, or blog posts for an infrastructure or developer tools product.
  • Extensive experience working with databases, data warehouses, and SQL.
  • A passion for great developer experiences and products.
  • Strong English language writing skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with engineering and product teams, and other technical writers or contractors.

Bonus Points:

  • Basic scripting skills (JavaScript, Python)
  • Basic knowledge of modern full-stack web development technologies (React, Node.js, CSS)
  • Computer science degree (or related field)


New York Area / San Francisco Area - Salary Range
$88,000$141,000 USD
Washington State - Full Salary Range
$74,800$119,850 USD
General US Remote Salary Range
$74,800$119,850 USD
Los Angeles, CA / Washington, DC - Salary Range
$79,200$126,900 USD
Seattle, WA - Full Salary Range
$79,200$126,900 USD


This role offers cash compensation and a stock options grant. For roles based in the United States, you can find above our typical starting salary ranges for this role, depending on your specific location.

The positioning of offers within a certain range depends on various factors, including: candidate experience, qualifications, skills, business requirements and geographical location.


  • Flexible work environment - ClickHouse is a distributed company offering remote-first work to all employees
  • Healthcare - Employer contributions towards your healthcare.
  • Equity in the company - Every new team member who joins our company receives stock options.
  • Time off - Flexible time off in the US, generous entitlement in all countries.
  • A $500 Home office setup if you’re a remote employee.
  • Employee-driven international mobility- we enable you to relocate internationally if you wish (within certain countries and timelines and subject to role requirements, time zones and work permit considerations)

Culture - We All Shape It

As part of our first 200 employees, you will be instrumental in shaping our culture.

We look for candidates who are:

  • Motivated by doing great work as part of a team :)
  • Open to learning from others and sharing with others
  • Team Players: helpful, resourceful, responsive
  • Respectful and see feedback as an opportunity to grow

Are you interested in finding out more about our culture? We are a one year old company therefore we are excited to be building it together at the moment. Our first 200 employees are the culture shapers of our future. Check out our blog posts or follow us on LinkedIn to find out more about what’s important to us, and to find out if you’d like to come and contribute to building our culture with us!